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What plants is this?

I recently got this plant and I looked up on internet but couldn't find one. I don't know anything about this plant and so my question. What plant is this? Corn Plant or Janet Craig or none?
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What plant is this? It's not chives

Found in West Michigan zone 5b. It tolerates cool and heat well. It emerges about the same time as chives but it does not have a single hollow stem like chives. It has an occasional leave that comes ...
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Mysterious Brazilian jungle plant

A couple of years ago a guy claimed to have brought a Brazilian plant from the jungle. He wanted to bring a banana but as soon as the plant grew it was obvious that this was no banana plant. If you ...
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What is this whispy grass stalk, a red base and thick woody roots, and how can i Genocide it?

This grass is slowly taking over my yard, and its highly irritating as it grows at 3-5 times the speed of the rest of the lawn. I'd dearly love to get rid of it, but broad leaf weed killer is not ...
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Is this a potato plant?

I planted 12 pieces of potatoes ~2-3 weeks back and see few sprouts but don't know if they are weeds or actually the potato plants. The plants look like this:
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What plant does this seed pod shaped like a bulb with tendrils come from?

What is this plant or flower? Does anyone know what sort of seed/bud this is? I have not seen it before and it's not ringing any bells.
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What is this perfumed arbust and can it survive deep frost?

I saw below arbust in Geneva. It was planted into a hail behind a metallic fence. It has started blossoming lately in the beginning of June. I wander what it is. Does anyone know? It has great ...
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Ground cover plant with small purple 5-pointed flowers?

What is this plant that grows like a weed in my yard (I live in Massachusetts). It has very small 5-pointed flowers which are blooming right now (2nd week in June). The flowers are purple. The plant ...
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What is this beautiful flower?

A flower grew in my yard which I did not plant. Yesterday it was incredibly beautiful, but today it has already started to wilt. It has a very long 3-foot stem with the flower at the top of it:
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What tree is this which is 12 ft tall and 15ft wide with tiny black fruit

This grows in my backyard and its leaning on the divider and would like to know few more details about it before trimming it. For that if like to know what tree is this first.. -- -- -- -- ...
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What's the tree with many leaves in one branch and grow tall

This tree is all over our backyard and it keeps coming when i cut down, want to know if its a useful one if not, want to cut them down and apply glyphosphate to the left over trunk..
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What's this tree/shrub with white 4-petal flowers?

There's a small tree or large woody shrub in our garden with fragrant flowers appearing in June in Oregon. Although four-petaled and white, they seem different from the dogwoods we have. The petals ...
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Is this a weed or what kind of plant is this [see picture below]? [duplicate]

This plant is growing in one section of my backyard. But don't know if its some sort of herb or weed. Any details on this plant will be helpful.
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Hawthorn identification

I have a question on the identification of two trees, which I am pretty sure are hawthorn species. First of all, where I live: Gants Hill, London, England, UK. I took the two photos below in the ...
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Need help identifying a new plant/weed? in my garden

this appeared under Norway maple, but nowhere else in my yard. Can't find it on the Internet (yet). Deer/something ate it at first but stopped. I've added a picture of the stem. I think the ...
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Is this plant with small white blossoms a weed or a flower?

There is a plant growing beneath our wine. What kind of plant is it? Flower or weed? Five little leafs are on the white blossoms. It is growing very fast. Leaves are large and heart shaped.
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Is this a black raspberry or a blackberry?

My new house came with this berry plant which a landscaper identified as raspberry. The fruits are ripening black. The taste of ripe fruit is nice, if a bit sour, not quite raspberry nor blackberry. ...
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Is any of this a Fern?

A couple of months ago I planted some silver fern spores. For a while nothing happened, but now I have 2 different types of plants growing in my pot, and I'm not sure if I should be removing one of ...
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Identification office plant, fake or real? [duplicate]

There is a huge pot with a plant in it in the hall way of our company. Nobody knows what it is and if it's fake or not (some photos can be seen below). We never give it water as well and it doesn't ...
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Please ID weed/grass

I dug out all the moss in my backyard in early May and reseed with Scotts sun and shade grass seed. After a month there are some weed or some kind of grass growing. Just wondering what kind is it. I ...
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What is this bush with small yellow flowers and an orange substance in the stems?

There is a round bush, which I didn't plant, growing in what is usually my "annual" garden. It's about two feet high and the same width. At the end of the stems there are clusters of small, bright ...
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What are these trailing plants with white flowers?

I was looking for plants to add to containers along with red geraniums (pelargoniums) and came across this photo but after much searching couldn't find any information on what the white trailing ...
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Need help identifying plant, please.

I have a friend giving my some plants from his new yard in Calgary. Does anyone know what this plant is?
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What is this pine tree with long pendulous needles and vivid purple flowers?

Having looked around the net I think the tree in the photos here is a Western White Pine - certainly the cone seems to suggest that - but the very long pendulous needles and the vivid purple flowers ...
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What is the name of this beetle, and is he eating my squash plant?

What is the name of this little beetle? As you can see in the bottom right, the leaves of my two week old squash plant have big gaping holes with bite marks in them. Could he and his friends be the ...
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What are these evergreen berries/fruits?

We see these berries or fruits often in the Houston area, Texas. It looks evergreen, not sure if it's citrus.
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Can someone help me identify this dried tree? [closed]

Can someone help me to identify the dried tree on the following image? Any info where I can get it would be helpful.
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How to identify Amelanchier species

I am going to take cuttings from an Amelanchier tree this spring. I would like to know what differentiates the various species (height, leaf shape, bark, etc.) in order to identify it. The tree is ...
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Do I have poison ivy, poison oak, or some other noxious weed?

An out of state friend of mine has just moved to a new place in Knoxville TN, and her new gardener has offered to remove the following plants (pictured) claiming them to be both poison ivy and poison ...
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Please help identify this aggressive vine?

I live in the Boston area, and this vine is growing in the public land behind my property. The vine is a very aggressive grower and will overtake anything in it's path, including my fence. I've ...
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What is this four-petal lavender to white flower?

This 4 petaled flower is growing in partial sun, slightly on the moist side. Stalk is 2 to 5 feet high. Blooming in May in Oregon. Flowers range from white to medium lavender and have a slight ...
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My office plant identification care

Since my previous question about the plant at my office is so well received, I thought it would be nice to get some information about another plant at my office. A picture of my plant can be seen ...
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What is this six-petaled white flower with long narrow leaves?

Growing on the edge of my yard I have a small clump of perennial plants that produce small white flowers in late May or early June. The flower itself is white, with six petals, and they are produced ...
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What Pest is That on My Rosemary?

It's not as massive as it might seem on this picture. The insect is about 1 to 2 mm in length. The web is very fine, you don't see it if you're standing a meter away and only the upper shoots are ...
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Clematis identification

I once owned a Polish clematis which changed name approx 10-12 years ago & since moving to Scarborough would like to obtain again. Unfortunately I only know it by it's old name which I can only ...
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Can someone please tell me what kind of flower this is?

Can someone please tell me what kind of flower this is?
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need help to identify this plant, please! [closed]

How do i include pictures?? Impossible without them. If i remember correctly, i planted them from seed two years ago. Never has bloomed. This year it has large buds on it and as of now has not ...
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What could this object in a tree be?

This is in a domestic garden, in Cornwall, UK. What is it?
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What are these potted trees with leafy branches beginning a few feet up a narrow trunk?

I saw these trees on Google Street view, and I really want to know what they are. They are located outside the back entrance to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. I may be able to ...
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What is this bushy rose plant with large pink flowers with many petals?

My mother had this rose plant for years, it's from the farm she grew up on. When she passed I transferred a piece to my place and it's growing beautifully. She had always just called it an old fashion ...
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What is this monster weed?

What is this monster weed? It grows back every year and I yank it, but I can't dig out the tap root because it's too close to the gas line. It is in Norfolk, VA, USA in full sun. I'm kind of ...
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What is the name of this pinkish flower?

I am wondering what the name of this flower is. What is the name of the flower?
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What is this lettuce feeling oval shaped plant that grows similar to a rhubarb bush?

physical description: not hairy grows in a ring (think rhubarb) oval shaped not oily USDA 4A Found thought the grass in the yard
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What is this low-growing bush with variegated leaves and red berries?

Does anybody know what plant this is? I'd like to make sure the berries aren't poisonous for my cat.
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What is this prickly weed found in Pennsylvania?

What is the name of this plant?
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Flower identification and black spots diagnosis

I'm trying to find out what type of flower this is, what the black spots are and if they're normal. They appear to be seeds but I cannot tell for sure. I am in the Northwestern United States, ...
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Plant only flowers after rain, and not from being watered. What plant is it?

My landlord has this plant in his garden. (See pictures at the bottom.) I water it for him several times a week, using water from a closed well. It doesn't usually rain here. There's maybe one or two ...
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Is my daisy growing smaller flowers on itself?

I have some gerbera daisies a little over 2 weeks old (since cut). One of them seem to be growing tinier flowers in the center. Could someone explain what this is, and why it is happening? I am ...
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Arbor Day Tree Identification issue for eagle scout project! [closed]

I'm currently trying to identify trees for my eagle scout project for an arbor day event at an elementary school. But I am unable to tell the difference between some trees because they all look so ...
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Unknown pest identification - eggs? On a grape vine, UK

Something has laid eggs (I think?) on my grape vine. They are all over the main branches of this vine, which is decades old. Don't recall seeing them before. They are maybe 4mm long. Excuse the ...